Noises Like Shadows

Adjustments in posture retain conversation, Abbreviations assemble among pouting lips. Cardboard expressions set an ocular presentation.  Afternoon breaks and the painter motions bristles to color quips. In the sawdust. In the sawdust sculptors presume form. An empty hallway stages the door swing, forehead forward marks wrinkles; While  laugh-lines rise like puppet-strings. COMPLIMENTS!  Mouse holes forContinue reading “Noises Like Shadows”

Universal Truths Faulted by Scotch Tape

Scotch-Tape portioned to an inch, fastened a poster to the window shop glass, dog-eared to make its removal accessible, Prompting passing minds to hallucinate memories, of fingernails filed to nubs picking at tape corners, desiring translucent flaps to pinch a centi-meter  And remove the tape. Edges by metaphor alone offer a bargain. Allowing tiny stepsContinue reading “Universal Truths Faulted by Scotch Tape”

A Poet and Painter Meet at a Bar and in the End They’re Accused of Theft

Ink melts wax Presents  art as wick-sacrifice, To tongues burning English (surrendering economic advantages). First germ in sequence of distribution  To the Products of Empire, Picasso, benumbed from red wine, broke the chairs of peasants and styled the shards before Apollinaire’s derby-hat, insisted he describe the pieces in verse.  But with nowhere to sit. HeContinue reading “A Poet and Painter Meet at a Bar and in the End They’re Accused of Theft”

How to Appropriately Name a Shadow

Painter prances about the meadow under a sky smothered in overcast and envious of the powerful blue fluent in Picasso’s phase. He stoops and ensnares a daylily inside a staring contest, breeze flinches the perennial’s petals and they clap together like a wink.  “Haah!” Painter exclaims. “Gotcha.”  He picks a petal from the flower, coversContinue reading “How to Appropriately Name a Shadow”